WINNER, 2010, RICHARD HARWELL AWARD, GIVEN BY THE CIVIL WAR ROUND TABLE OF ATLANTA n nConfederate cavalry has a storied history in the Civil War Tales of raids and daring exploits create a whiff of lingering romance about the horse soldiers of the Lost Cause Sometimes, however, romance obscures hist
Born in 1817 in North Carolina, Bragg ranked high in the graduating class of 1837 at West Point He served with distinction in both the Seminole War and the Mexican War Just prior to the outbreak of the Civil War, Bragg was promoted to major general In June 1862 Bragg was named Commander of the Ar
Offers a detailed account of the Battle of Shiloh, a turning point when both the Union and the Confederacy realized the grand scale of the conflict, the large number of casualties to be expected, and that the war would not end quickly.
Some Southern generals, like Lee and Jackson, have stood the test of time, celebrated in their place in history And then there are generals like John Bell Hood, reviled and ridiculed by generations of Civil War historians as one of the inglorious architects of the Confederate disgrace in the Wester
The Atlanta campaign was one of the Civil War s most significant endeavors In War So Terrible authors James Lee McDonough and James Pickett Jones have written an extensive, highly readable new history, focusing our attention on the pivotal and fascinating events that led tot he downfall of the Gat
The Battle of Shiloh was one of the most important battles of the Civil War, and it offers a particularly rich opportunity to study the ways in which different leaders reacted to unexpected challenges Shiloh Confederate High Tide in the Heartland provides a fascinating and fast paced narrative his
Richard McMurry compares the two largest Confederate armies, assessing why Lee s Army of Northern Virginia was successful than the Army of Tennessee His bold conclusion is that Lee s army was a better army not just one with a better high command.
In October 1863, the Union Army of the Cumberland was besieged in Chattanooga, all but surrounded by familiar opponents The Confederate Army of Tennessee The Federals were surviving by the narrowest of margins, thanks only to a trickle of supplies painstakingly hauled over the sketchiest of mounta
One of the critical variables in the successful completion of a military campaign is the functioning of an army s command and control system In the American Civil War, a commander s primary command and control tool was his staff Large Civil War armies like the Army of Tennessee required significa
Includes 23 plans and diagrams This thesis examines the use of artillery by the Union Army of the Cumberland during the Battle of Chickamauga on 19 and 20 September, 1863 The thesis methodology is an analysis of the terrain, technology, tactics, organization for combat, and leadership during the
Barren Victory is the third and concluding volume of the magisterial Chickamauga Campaign Trilogy, a comprehensive examination than a decade in the making of one of the most important and complex military operations of the Civil War n nThe first installment, A Mad Irregular Battle, introduced re
David Powell s The Chickamauga Campaign Glory or the Grave The Breakthrough, Union Collapse, and the Retreat to Chattanooga, September 20 23, 1863 is the second volume in his magnificent projected three volume study of this overlooked and largely misunderstood campaign n nAccording to soldier rumor,